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Help shape housing provision for the next generation of Woking residents 

Date: 

Thursday, 27 May, 2021

Residents are being invited to comment on Woking Borough Council’s draft Housing Strategy 2021-26.

The strategy sets out the Council’s vision with an overall focus on achieving more affordable homes whilst making the best use of existing stock, improving the customer journey across the service and enabling residents to fulfil their potential.

The strategy encompasses all aspects of housing services and is designed to complement other Council policies, such as the Woking Core Strategy. It will be underpinned by a more detailed action plan to outline how the Council intends to deliver its strategic housing role.

Cllr Debbie Harlow, Woking Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Housing, said: “This is an exciting time for housing in the borough of Woking. Good quality, decent and affordable homes can contribute immeasurably to our health and wellbeing. Our focus is not only on solutions to housing issues but, more holistically, also on resident wellbeing and helping people to live safe and independent lives through a range of accommodation options.

“This ambitious strategy has been developed in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic and its impacts on the economic, social and political climates in which we normally operate. However, we are determined to address and overcome the challenges we face in order to ensure Woking remains a vibrant, inclusive, sustainable and healthy place to live and work.

“It’s very important that we ensure the inclusion of all our residents as we shape services in our borough for future generations. We want to make sure we get our housing strategy right for the people who it directly affects and that is why we are encouraging Woking residents to comment on what we have so far prepared.”

The Draft Housing Strategy and consultation survey can be found online here or a paper copy can be supplied upon request by calling 01483 755855 or email strategichousinganddevelopment@woking.gov.uk

Online there is also the opportunity to post your own ideas and suggestions about what you would like to see included in the strategy plan and vote up the ideas of other contributors.

All consultation activity closes on Friday 18 June 2021.